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Tourist in your own city is an annual event conducted by Oslo city hall, VisitOSLO, Ruter and the museums and attractions. Oslo pass includes all 30 museums and exciting attractions in the city, free transport by bus, trikk (tram), t-bane (subway), boat and guided tours.
Inhabitants of Oslo will be given an opportunity to get to know more the vikings city. The said event is intended for the locals to be good ambassadors of the city and a knowledgeable host for visitors.
The official travel site visitOSLO provided informations of the events schedule for that day, tips where to go with your kids and the time schedule for the guided tours in english. It’s better you check that out if you really wanted to see something specific.
So with all this museums, where should I go? I haven’t been to many museums and attractions here but I will share my top 3 picks that you must visit.
- Fram Museum. It was awarded by tripadvisor as the best museum in Oslo. Its a polar museum which tells about the Norwegian polar expedition. There was a huge ship inside and its very interactive and spacious. You will enjoy here!
- The National Gallery. You will see here the popular painting by Edvard Munch – The Scream. And what’s more to love on a museum that’s free every Sunday.
- Norsk Folkmuseum. Its the Norwegian museum of cultural history. As the name itself, this museum showcases the traditional Norwegian folk life. Its kid friendly and interactive museum where you can join in dancing Norwegian folk dance and feed the animals. Just a tip, the real part of the museum is mostly outdoors. It wouldn’t be nice if its raining hard or your not properly dress when its too cold.
The nicest thing about the museums in Oslo was few of the must visited ones are located in one place. So if you didn’t have much time to see all, which is really impossible, I advice you to go to Bygdoy area. The place had already 5 museums to offer. Just take Bus 30 from Oslo center.
The program will start by 9 AM and the tickets will be given outside the Oslo city hall, just in front of the building. I advise you to be early on the line as there will be a lot of people. But if you don’t want to hassle yourself, its possible this year to pre order tickets. Check out visitOSLO site for more information.
Mark your calendar on 17 April, Sunday and don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see more of Oslo. See you there!